Andy Panko

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Andy Panko
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Panko, playing for Unicaja Málaga, in 2013.
Personal information
Born (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 41)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolBishop McDevitt
(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
CollegeLebanon Valley (1995–1999)
NBA draft1999 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–2018
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Career history
1999–2001New Mexico Slam
2001Atlanta Hawks
2001–2002Basket Napoli
2002–2003Dakota Wizards
2003Casademont Girona
2003Gigantes de Carolina
2003–2004Casademont Girona
2004–2005Caja San Fernando
2005–2006Bilbao Basket
2006PAOK Thessaloniki
2007Bilbao Basket
2007–2012San Sebastián Gipuzkoa
2012–2013Unicaja Málaga
2013–2015Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
2015Vaqueros de Bayamón
2015–2016SLUC Nancy
2016Vaqueros de Bayamón
2016–2017Fuerza Regia
2017Guaros de Lara
2017–2018Fuerza Regia
Career highlights and awards

Andrew John Panko III (born November 29, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player.[1] At 6'9" (2.06 m) tall, he primarily played the small forward and power forward positions.[2]

College career[edit]

After playing high school basketball at Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Panko played college basketball at Lebanon Valley College.

Professional career[edit]

Panko began his professional career in 1999 with the New Mexico Slam of the International Basketball League. He made his NBA debut with the Atlanta Hawks in 2001. He was named the Spanish ACB League MVP in 2012, while playing with San Sebastián Gipuzkoa.[3]

In July 2012, he signed with the Greek Basket League / EuroLeague club Panathinaikos.[4] In December 2012, he was traded to Unicaja Malaga for James Gist.[5] At the end of the season he left Unicaja.[6]

On August 14, 2013, Panko signed with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada for the 2013–14 season.[7] On July 29, 2014, he agreed with Fuenlabrada to play one more season.[8] On May 30, 2015, he signed with Vaqueros de Bayamón of Puerto Rico for the rest of the 2015 BSN season.[9]

On July 17, 2015, Panko signed with French club SLUC Nancy Basket for the 2015–16 season.[10] On May 11, 2016, he re-joined the Vaqueros de Bayamón for the rest of the 2016 BSN season.[11]

On September 12, 2016, Panko signed with Mexican club Fuerza Regia.[12] He helped his team to win the 2016–17 LNBP championship.[13] On April 4, 2017, he signed with Guaros de Lara of Venezuela for the rest of the 2017 LPB season.[14] On July 27, 2017, he re-signed with Fuerza Regia for one more season.[15]

EuroLeague statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

2012–13 Panathinaikos 9 6 24.4 .473 .250 .563 4.8 1.7 .2 .1 9.2 8.9
2012–13 Unicaja Málaga 13 3 23.4 .275 .208 .667 3.2 .8 .3 .1 4.7 1.9
Career 22 9 23.8 .370 .225 .618 3.8 1.1 .3 .1 6.5 4.8

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

College career[edit]

Pro career[edit]


  1. ^ Falk, Jeff (8 February 2019). "An Unscripted Journey Spans 20 Years". Harrisburg Magazine. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  2. ^ Andy Panko basketball profile.
  3. ^ Andy Panko, MVP Orange 2011-12 (in Spanish).
  4. ^ Greens sign veteran big man Panko
  5. ^ Malaga trade James Gist to Panathinaikos for Andy Panko
  6. ^ Unicaja Malaga part ways with Andy Panko and Marcus Williams
  7. ^ "Fuenlabrada signs Andy Panko". Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  8. ^ Andy Panko returns to Fuenlabrada
  9. ^ Andy Panko signs with Vaqueros de Bayamon
  10. ^ Andy Panko reportedly signing with SLUC Nancy
  11. ^ Cambios de refuerzos a granel para inicio de playoffs del BSN (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Andy Panko inks with Fuerza Regia Monterrey
  13. ^ Fuerza Regia celebrate LNBP title
  14. ^ Andy Panko signs with Guaros de Lara
  15. ^ Andy Panko extended one more season in Monterrey Mexico!

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